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Tatiana A. Gavrilova

Head of Department, Information Technologies in Management Department

Professor, Information Technologies in Management Department




Work for GSOM SPbU from 2007.



  • Doctor of Computer Science, St. Petersburg State Technical University, 1996. 

  • Candidate of Computer ScienceLeningrad Polytechnic Institute, 1986. 

  • Doctoral programmeLeningrad Polytechnic InstituteFaculty of technical cybernetics, 1982–1985. 

  • Specialist Degree in Computer Science (with honours), Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers, 1975. 



  • Knowledge Engineering 

  • Knowledge Management 

  • Ontological models for education and management 

  • Visual and analytical thinking 

  • Digital technologies in education 



  • 2007 - present – Professor, Information Technologies in Management Department, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University. 

  • 1996 – 2007  ProfessorIntelligent Computer Technologies Department, Institute of International Educational Programs, St. Petersburg  Polytechnic University. 

  • 1992 - 1996 – Associate Professor, Intelligent Computer Technologies Department, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. 

  • 1993 - 1996 - Associate Professor, Expert Systems Department, Leningrad Institute of Management Methods and Technologies (LIMTU). 

  • 1977 - 1992 – Senior Engineer, then Senior LecturerExpert Systems Department, Leningrad Institute of Management Methods and Technologies (LIMTU). 

  • 1975 – 1977 – Junior Research FellowComputer Lab, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 



  • 2007 - present – Head of Department, Information Technologies in Management Department, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University. 

  • 1997 - 2002 - Head of Intelligent Systems Lab, Institute for High Performance Computing and Data Bases. 

  • 1992 - 1996  Deputy Pedagogical Director in Vocational Renewal Center “Management and Computer Technologies” (MANCOMTECH)Leningrad Institute of Management Methods and Technologies (LIMTU). 



  • Member of IAKM (International Association for Knowledge Management) (2016 – present) 

  • Member of AWC (Association for Women in Computing) (2008 - present) 

  • Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) и ACM (Association for the Computing Machinery) (2008 - present) 

  • Expert of RFBR (Russian Foundation for Basic Research) and RSF (Russian Science Foundation) (2017 – present) 

  • Visiting professor: University of Pittsburgh (USA), Tokyo Denki University (Japan), University of Milano (Italy), School of Business and Administration (Warsaw, Poland), Metropolia University and University of Jyväskylä (Finland), University of Tartu (Estonia), НЕС Paris Business School (2003–2018) 

  • Member of program committee and reviewer at international Information Technology conferences in Management: IFKAD, SOMET, KDS, OSTIS, etc. (2003 - present) 

  • Section chair at international conferences: KES, IFKAD, SOMETР, etc. 

  • Chair of St.Petersburg Division, Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence (1988  present) 

  • Member of the St.Petersburg Association of Scientists and Scholars (1990–2005) 

  • Member of Fulbright Alumni Association (1998 - present) 

  • Member of editorial boards: Information Theories and Applications (2003 - present), Information Technologies and Knowledge (2007 - present), Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making (1999 - present), Journal “Open Education” (2016 - present) 

  • Member of Academic Council at Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg State University. 

  • Member of Dissertation Council D 212.229.18 at Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). 

  • Member of Dissertation Council at St. Petersburg State University and ITMO University. 

  • Participation in consulting and business education projects and trainings for different companies: British American Tobacco, CNTI Progress, Sevkabel, Gazprom neft, etc. 



  • Development of the knowledge bases from empirical research datasets: ontological approach (EMPIRION), 2020-2022 (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • ONTology development for innovAtive pRoductIon and Services customers' knowledge (ONTARIS), 2020-2021 (St. Petersburg State University grant). 

  • Innovations in Company Knowledge Management: Typology, Methodology and Recommendations (INNOVARRA) (Russian Science Foundation (RSF) grant). 

  • MEthodology and TEchnology of Ontology development via integRation of heterogeneous data sources (METEOR) (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • Ontology-based Intelligent Services for the knowledge PORTals support (InS-PORT) (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • Knowledge and Content Structuring by Ontology Group Design Methods (COMET)(Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • Semantic Web Technologies Approach for Handling Semi-structured Documents Semantic Metadata Methods (SemaFor) (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • Development of methodology for the formation of educational and didactic ontologies (MEDONT) (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • Visual design of corporate knowledge bases on the basis of ontologies (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant). 

  • Designing of Intelligent Learning systems on the basis of modular objects and flexible conceptual atLAses (IOLA) (Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and Belarussian Foundation for Basic Research grant). 



  • Winner of the public award of professional recognition “Transformation” in the nomination "For research in the field of knowledge engineering and contribution to the development of knowledge management in Russia" of the Association of specialists and experts in knowledge management "KM-ALLIANCE". 

  • Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, 2018. 

  • SPIBA Awards Ceremony 2016, nomination “SPIBA ACADEMIC EXPERT”. 

  • Winner of SPbU prize “For research work”, 2015. 

  • Fulbright Scholar Program (Fulbright Scholarship Award, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2005; Senior Fulbright Scholar in Penn State University, USA, 1998). 

  • ITHEA prize for Outstanding Achievements in the field of Information Theories and Applications, 2003. 



  • Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, 2007. 

  • University of Jyväskylä (Finland), 2007. 

  • NATO School in AI (Italy), 2001. 

  • Scientific exchange and lecturing in Tokyo Denki University, Japan, 1997. 

  • Training on telecommunications management, Rome TELEPORT (Italy), 1996. 

  • Scientific research exchange in Kassel University, Germany, 1995. 

  • Summer School on Machine Learning and Knowledge Acquisition, Universite Paris-SudFrance, 1994. 

  • Telecom-Italia (Italy), ORT (U.K.), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), 1993. 



Monographs, chapters in books, textbooks 


  • Gavrilova T., Kokoulina L. Using Ontology Engineering to Design Artificial Intelligence Course // In Smart Education and e-Learning SEEL,  Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series 144, in: Uskov V.L. et al., (eds.), Springer, 2019. Pp. 201-207. ( 

  • Gavrilova T., Kudryavtsev D., Grinberg E. Aesthetic Knowledge Diagrams: Bridging Understanding and Communication, in: M. Handzic, D. Carlucci (eds.) Knowledge Management, Arts, and Humanities. Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Benefits of Collaboration. Springer, 2019Pp.97-117. (Link) 

  • Gavrilova T.A., Zhukova K.V., Leshcheva I.A. Knowledge structuring in a nutshell: learning and application guide, 2016. 

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I. Building Collaborative Ontologies: A Human Factors Approach // Chapter in Book “Collaborative Knowledge in Scientific Research Networks“ (Eds. P. Diviacco, P. Fox, C. Pshenichny, A. Leadbetter), IGI publishing, USA, 2014. Pp. 305-324. 

  • Gavrilova T., Zhukova S. Knowledge Engineering. 2013. 

  • Gavrilova T. Knowledge Engineering: Structural View, in: Gavrilova T. (eds.). New trends in software methodologies, tools and techniques, 2011. 

  • Gavrilova T. Orchestrating Ontologies for Courseware Design // in Affective, Interactive and Cognitive Methods for E-Learning Design: Creating an Optimal Education Experience (Eds. by A. Tzanavari & N. Tsapatsoulis), IGI Global, USA, 2010. Pp. 155-172. (Link) 

  • Learning Resources Organization using Ontological Framework // Lectures Notes in Computer Science 5686, Advances in Web-Based Learning, Eds. Marc Spaniol, Ralf Klamma et al., Springer, 2009. Pp. 158-162 (with Gorovoy V., Petrashen E.) 

  • Ontological Engineering for Practical Knowledge Work // Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4693, Springer, 2007. Pp. 1154–1162. 

  • Towards User Modeling Meta Ontology // Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3538, Springer, 2005. Pp. 448-452 (with P. Brusilovsky, M. Yudelson). 

  • Practical Design of Business Enterprise Ontologies. In: Bramer M. and Terzyan V. (eds.) Industrial Applications of Semantic Web. Springer, 2005. Pp. 61-81 (with D. Laird).  

  • Ontological Engineering for Corporate Knowledge Portal Design. In: Camarinha–Matos L., H. Afsarmanesh (eds.) Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organisations. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. Pp. 289–296 (with V. Gorovoy). 


  • Gavrilova T., Kudryavtsev D.Muromtsev D. Knowledge engineering. Models and methods. StPetersburg: Lan, 2016. 

  • Gavrilova T. Knowledge engineeringChapter 21: Knowledge management in Innovation Economics. In: Milner B.Z. (eds.). 2009.  

  • Gavrilova T.Muromtsev D. Intelligent Technologies in Managementinstruments and systemstextbook. 2008. 

  • Gavrilova T.Khoroshevsky V. Knowledge Bases of Intelligent Systems: textbook. St. Petersburg: Piter, 2000. 


Articles in peer review and professional journals 


  • Kudryavtsev D., Gavrilova T“An Overview of Practical Ontology Implementation in Decision Support Systems.” Cyber-Physical Systems and Control (CPS&C 2019) (Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS), Vol.95), in: Arseniev D., Overmeyer L., Kälviäinen H., Katalinić B. (eds.), Springer, Cham, pp. 19-262020. ( 

  • Gavrilova T., Grinberg E. “Visual Ontology Sketching for Preliminary Knowledge Base Design.” Intelligent Systems and Applications: Proceedings of the 2019 Intelligent Systems Conference IntelliSys (Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC), Vol.1037)Vol.1, in: Yaxin Bi, Rahul Bhatia, Supriya Kapoor (eds.), pp. 566-576, 2020. ( 

  • Gavrilova T.,Alsufiev A.,Pleshkova A. “Formalizing company KM portrait: pilot study with evidence from Russia.Measuring Business ExcellenceN22(3),pp. 315-332, 2018. ( 

  • Gavrilova T., Kubelskiy M., Kudryavtsev D., Grinberg E. Modeling methods for strategy formulation in a turbulent environment.” Strategic Change (Wiley publishing), N27 (4)pp. 369-377, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/jsc.2209 

  • Kudryavtsev D., Gavrilova T. From anarchy to system: A novel classification of visual knowledge codification techniques.” Knowledge and Process Management, N24 (1), pp. 3-13, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/kpm.1509  

  • Kudryavtsev D., Menshikova A., Gavrilova T. Representing Strategic Organizational Knowledge via Diagrams, Matrices and Ontologies.” International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, V.23, N1, pp. 48-66, 2016.  

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I., Strakhovich E. Gestalt Principles of Creating Learning Business Ontologies for Knowledge Codification.” Knowledge management research and practice journal, V.13, pp. 218-228, 2015. DOI:10.1057/kmrp.2013.60 

  • Leshcheva I., Gavrilova T. “How the cognitive features testing can assist in evaluating of collective ontology engineering.” International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, Vol. 8, N3, pp. 275-284, 2015. DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2015.071252 

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I. The interplay of knowledge engineering and cognitive psychology: learning ontologies creating.” International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, Vol.10, N2, pp. 182-197, 2015. DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2015.071617  

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I. Ontology Design and Individual Cognitive Peculiarities: A Pilot Study.” Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 42, issue 8,рр. 3883-3892, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2015.01.008 

  • Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A.Yanson A.-STransforming Canvas Model: Map versus Table.” International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, N2, pp. 51—65, 2014.  

  • Gavrilova T., Gladkova M. Big Data Structuring: The Role of Visual Models and Ontologies.” Procedia Computer Science, Elseiver(2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management, ITQM 2014), Т. 31, pp336-343, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.276 (Available online at 

  • Gavrilova T., Andreeva T. Knowledge elicitation techniques in a knowledge management context.” Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 16, Iss4, pp. 523–537, 2012. DOI: 10.1108/13673271211246112  

  • Gavrilova T., Bolotnikova E., Gorovoy V. New Ergonomic Metrics for Educational Ontology Design and Evaluation.” In «New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques Frontiers» in Artificial Intelligence and Applications series, vol. 246 (Eds. H.Fujita & R.Revetria), Proceedings of the Tenth SoMet_12, IOS Press, pp. 361-378, 2012. 

  • Bolotnikova E., Gavrilova T., Gorovoy V. To one method of Ontology evaluation.” International Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences, © Pleiades Publishing Ltd., Vol. 50, N3, ISSN 1064_2307, pp. 448–461, 2011.  

  • Gavrilova T., Gulyakina N.Visual Knowledge Processing Techniques: a Brief Review, Scientific and Technical Information Processing.” © Allerton Press, Inc.2011, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 403–408ISSN 0147_6882, 2011. DOI: 10.3103/S0147688211050042  

  • Gavrilova T., Karelin I., Lyubimov B. A log tool for software systems analyses.” Advanced Studies in Software and Knowledge Engineering, Supplement to International Journal «Information Technologies And Knowledge». Sofia, Bulgaria, N4, pp. 65-69, 2008. 

  • Gavrilova T., HaiNan J. “One Approach to knowledge mapping for international student portal.” Intelligent Technologies and Applications, Supplement to International Journal «Information Technologies and Knowledge». Sofia, Bulgaria, N5, pp. 99-105, 2008. 

  • Gavrilova T., Voinov AThe cognitive approach to the creation of ontology.” Automatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics, Allerton Press, Inc., v.4, Is.12, pp. 59-64, 2007. 

  • Gavrilova T., Puuronen S. “Cognitive Bias in Knowledge Engineering course.” Information Technologies and Knowledge, Vol.1, p. 209–213, 2007. 

  • Gavrilova T. “Knowledge Mapping for Teaching and Learning.” The 21st Century: a scientific quarterly. Warsaw, Poland, N2 (24), pp. 21-32, 2007.  

  • Gavrilova T., Jin H. “Ontology Design for Knowledge Portal Development.” Artificial Intelligence Studies, Vol.4 (27), pp.5–13, 2007. 

  • Gavrilova T., Gorovoy V. “Technology for Ontological Engineering Lifecycle Support.” Information Theories and Applications, Vol.14, N1, pp. 19-25, 2007.  

  • Gavrilova T., Geleverya T., Malinovskaya O., Golenkov V. “Prototyping Adaptive Online Learning Courses.” Information Technologies and Knowledge, Vol.1, N3, pp. 231-236, 2007. 

  • Gavrilova T., Sosnovsky S. “One Approach to Development of Educational Ontology for C-Programming.” Information Theories and Applications, Vol.13, N4, pp. 303-308, 2006. 

  • Gavrilova T., Vasilyeva E. “Interface Engineering and Design: Adaptability Problems.” Information Theories and Applications, Vol.10, N1, pp. 61-65, 2003. 


  • Gavrilova T.Strakhovich E. “Visual analytical thinking and mind maps for ontology engineering.” // Ontology of Designing, Vol.10, N1, pp. 87-99, 2020. (Link) (DOI: 10.18287/2223-9537-2020-10-1-87-99) 

  • Gavrilova T., Kudryavtsev D.Kuznetsova A. Choosing knowledge management methods and tools considering specific domain.” InnovationsN8 (250), pp. 44-52, 2019.  

  • Kudryavtsev D., Begler A.Gavrilova T.Leshcheva I.Kubelsky M.Tushkanova O. A method for collaborative visual creation of a knowledge graph.” Artificial Intelligence and Decision MakingN1, pp. 27-38, 2019. 

  • Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A.Pleshkova A. “Influence of Knowledge Management Practices on Company Performance Results in Russian Context: pilot study. Management in Russia and abroadN2, pp. 14-21., 2018. 

  • Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A.Kokoulina LKnowledge management with Russian accent: victories and defeats. InnovationsN1(219), pp. 59-69, 2017. 

  • Gavrilova TBusiness diagrams in modern management in use: system problems and speculations. Management in Russia and abroad№3, pp. 103-109, 2017.  

  • Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A., Grinberg E. Knowledge visualization: Critique of the St. Gallen School and an analysis of contemporary trends. Business InformaticsN3 (41), pp. 7-19, 2017DOI: 10.17323/1998-0663.2017.3.7.19   

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I. Conceptual knowledge structures and cognitive style.” Psychology, Vol. 13, N1, pp. 137–153, 2016.  

  • Gavrilova T.Onufriev VAn Analysis of Students’ Errors in Visual Knowledge Structuring.” Computer Tools in Education, N6, pp. 41-53, 2016. 

  • Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A., Yanson A.-S. “Modern Notation of Business Models: Visual Trend. Foresight-Russia, vol. 8, N2, pp. 56–70, 2014. 

  • Gavrilova T., Gladkova MNew approach in design of education resources for the managers in nanoindustry.” Open EducationN4, pp. 19-26, 2014.  

  • Gavrilova T., Kozhunova O. Common cognitive space generation through visual knowledge representation models.” Russian Information Resources, N6, pp. 10-16, 2014.  

  • Gavrilova T., Kudryavtsev D.Leshcheva I.Pavlov Ya. On a method of visual models classification.” Business InformaticsN26 (4), pp. 32-44, 2013. 

  • Gavrilova T.Leshcheva I.Kudryavtsev D. Knowledge engineering models implementation for information technologies specialists’ education.” System ProgrammingN7 (1), pp. 90-105, 2012. 

  • Bolotnikova E., Gavrilova T., Gorovoy V. To one method of Ontology evaluation.” // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Theory and Management systems, N3, pp. 98-110, 2011. 

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I.,Strakhovich EOn using visual conceptual models in teaching.” Vestnik of St. Petersburg State University, Management Series, N4, pp. 125-151, 2011. 

  • Gavrilova T.Gorovoy V.Bolotnikova E. “Evaluation of cognitive ergonomics of ontology based on the analysis of the graph. Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making, N3, pp. 33-41, 2009. 



International (last 5 years): 

  • Intelligent Systems Conference 2019 (IntelliSys 2019), LondonUK, September 5-6, 2019Gavrilova T., Grinberg E. “Visual Ontology Sketching for Preliminary Knowledge Base Design.” Intelligent Systems and Applications: Proceedings of the 2019 Intelligent Systems Conference IntelliSysVol.1, in: Yaxin Bi, Rahul Bhatia, Supriya Kapoor (eds.), pp. 566-576, 2020.  

  • International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics 2019 (IFKAD 2019)Knowledge Ecosystems and Growth, Matera, Italy, June 5-7, 2019. Paper: Gavrilova T., Kuznetsova A. “Developing a Big Picture View on Research through Visualization Techniques.” 

  • 6th International KES Conference on Smart Education and e-Learning (KES SEEL-2019)St. Julian’s, Malta, June 17–19, 2019. Gavrilova T., Kokoulina L. “Using Ontology Engineering to Design an Artificial Intelligence Course.” Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies: Smart Education and e-Learning 2019, in: Uskov V., Howlett R., Jain L.C. (eds.), pp. 201-207. 

  • International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics 2018 (IFKAD 2018)Societal Impact of Knowledge and Design, Delft, Netherlands, July 4-6, 2018. Paper: Kudryavtsev D., Gavrilova T., Kuznetsova A. “The Efficacy of Knowledge Management Tools across Domains.” 

  • 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018), Padua, Italy, September 6-7, 2018. Gavrilova T., Kubelskiy M. “Knowledge Management Specification: Building an Ontology to get a Shared Understanding.” Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018), Vol.1, in: Bolisani E., Di Maria E., Scarso E. (eds.), pp. 1177-1180, 2018. 

  • International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics 2016 (IFKAD 2016)Towards a New Architecture of Knowledge: Big Data, Culture and Creativity, Dresden, Germany, June 15-17, 2016. Paper: Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A., Kokoulina L. “Specifics of knowledge management lifecycle in Russia: a pilot study.” 

  • 8th European Conference on Intellectual Capital ECIC 2016, Venice, Italy, May 12-13, 2016. Alsufyev A., Gavrilova T. “Figures and Images for Codification Intangibles: New Look at Business Knowledge Mapping.” Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Intellectual Capital ECIC 2016, pp. 10-18, 2016. 

National (last 5 years): 

  • II International Scientific and Practical Youth Conference on Knowledge Management in Digital Economy (KMCONF’19)MoscowApril 17-19, 2019PaperGavrilova T. “Knowledge visualisation for ‘smart people’: system perspective. 

  • XVI Russian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (RCAI-2018), MoscowSeptember 24-27, 2018. Paper: Gavrilova TThe authors’ design of artificial intelligent courses: ontology approach. 

  • XXII International Scientific and Practical Conference ‘Systems Analysis in Engineering and Control (SAEC-2018), Saint PetersburgMay 22-24, 2018. PaperGavrilova TArtificial Intelligence: History, Speculation and New Challenges. 

  • XXI Russian Scientific Conference on Enterprise Engineering and Knowledge Management’ (EEKM 2018), MoscowApril 25-28, 2018. Gavrilova T., Grinberg E., Alsufyev A. «Fundamentals of theory of visual knowledge modelsthe analysis of the works of Professor Martin J. Eppler.” Enterprise Engineering and Knowledge Management’ (EEKM 2018)Proceedings of the XXI Russian Scientific ConferenceVol.1, pp. 14-202018. 


  • Artificial Intelligence (Bachelor program)
  • Knowledge Engineering (Master program)
  • Research Seminar (Master program)
  • Visual and analytical thinking (Executive MBA)